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Location: Halstead, Kansas, United States

This is my seventh year at Halstead which is also where I live with my wife and my soon to be two year old daughter.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Richmond Chapter 6: The First Years Of Statehood

The sixth chapter of the book analyses the large amount of conflict the state of Kansas had to deal with after statehood was granted. The first main issue was a drought that hit the state followed by the Civil War and the soldiers that fought in the war along with some of the skirmishes that occurred within the state. The book gives some interesting facts about Kansans in the Civil War including that the state had one of the highest casualty rates of any state in the war. After the war finally came to an end the struggles in the state did not end. The next main challenge was the Indian conflict. This chapter mentions numerous people who were influential in Kansas at this time. Students could do research and write out biographies about some of these people to explain their influence in the state.

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